Coordinating everything - record keeping

Coordinating everything - record keeping

When your child is diagnosed with Down Syndrome, or another developmental delay, then you are faced with the world of appointments, therapies and statements of special educational needs. While we – generally – have found the free provision available to us through the NHS, educational system etc to be good, unfortunately the administrative processes around it all and communication with parents can often lead a lot to be desired.

You need to be organised to stay on top of it. When I looked for tips and guidance though on how to do this, there was none. So I've written this in the hope it helps some others!

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Bits and Bobs - March 2018

Bits and Bobs - March 2018

March is one of my favourite months – the clocks jump forward an hour giving that extra stretch of daylight hours into the evening, there are the first proper signs of spring, with a heat to the sun if you’re lucky and daffodils and tulips, St Patrick’s Day and our wedding anniversary. In 2013 we added World Down Syndrome Day to my reasons to enjoy March.

Read more about our March here...

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The last days of pregnancy

The last days of pregnancy

There is something odd about the final weeks of pregnancy. Every evening you go to bed, kissing your older children goodnight not knowing if everything will be different by the time they wake up and a new sibling has been born. Every morning your husband leaves for work and you go about the daily routine, school runs, tots groups, groceries and wonder when things will kick off and what the logistics are, who do you call and what needs done.

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An intentional advent

An intentional advent

For us as Christians the countdown to Christmas provides an opportunity to spend time reflecting on why the events of Jesus' birth is so special. Thinking about how He is the culmination of God's plan to save us. And making that intentional is in some ways easier with children as they get so excited about Christmas but also more difficult – as an adult we can just read a devotional or even do a challenge a day. But throw in a few pre-schoolers or young children and it’s hard to find the energy to do something everyday, or even explain it to them effectively. So how do we do an intentional advent in our house?

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